Thursday, December 3, 2020

I Spy with my little eye something that begins with T and something that begins with W

Welcome to my stop on Kimie and Missy's Blog Hop for their new book. These two sisters have assembled a fantastic I Spy book of 100 everyday items to Foundation Paper Piece. Their vibe is totally modern and you can find them "On Williams Street" (here). I came to "meet" them through pattern testing. Their work is very creative, take the time to have a look at it. I used an e-copy of the book for my sampling for the Blog Hop as my hard copy is somewhere in the mail system. For both formats of the book you get a login and a password to access the templates for the actual patterns you wish to stitch. My next problem was decided from 100 choices which one or ones to do. I changed my mind many times. I settled on a Tulip and a Watering Can because right now our ground is covered in snow and thoughts of flowers and gardening are positive thoughts. In the hopes of doing something different with the pattern I made one regular size and one at about half size for my two selections. All the patterns in the book are scaled to be 6" blocks. Because you are accessing the pattern templates electronically it is super easy to scale them up or down when you print them. JUST REMEMBER your outside seam allowance gets scaled also you will have to adjust that once you have printed your pattern.
Each block has a dedicated page in the book with a full colour illustration, a level of difficulty, number of fabrics required, a line drawing of the block and an identification key for colour placement. That way when you print the actual template it is totally uncluttered. You can colour in your own version on make your own code for colour placement. Printing the template uses considerably less ink that way. My second block was the Watering Can.
The Tulip is a level one and the Watering Can is a level two. There are several smaller pieces on the watering can and once it was scaled down they were really small. From November 30 to December 16 you can get 10% off the book by using the code ISPYBLOGHOP Go to https//
Be certain to visit these other fabulous bloggers to see what they have spied. November 30: Kimie and Missy of On WIlliams Street December 1: Audrey Mann of The Cloth Parcel December 2: Jen Frost of Faith and Fabric December 3: Bea Lee of Bea a Quilter December 4: Sarah Goer of Sarah Goer Quilts December 5: Joanne Harris of Quilts by Joan December 6: Susan Smith of Stitched by Susan December 7: Simone Fisher of Simone Quilts December 8: Lissa LaGreca of Lovingly Lissa December 9: Catalina Barcelo of Amarar Creacions December 10: Laura Strickland of Orange Blossom Quilts December 11: Laura Piland of Slice of Pi Quilts December 12: Carolina Moore of Always Expect Moore December 13: Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis December 14: Kim Niedzwiecki of Go Go Kim Piecefully, Joanne

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Patterns by Jen-August colour challenge-PINK

Well this year has certainly held its challenges. But now for a little relaxation. 

This year Jen has selected birds as her focus for determining the colour of the month and it is no surprise to anyone who followers her that Flamingos made this list. So pink it is. 
I was thinking pink when I made this paper pieced flamingo designed by Janeen at Quilt Art designs. But it needed to translate into our themed block.
A wee bit of texture for feathers and a pink block was assembled. This year Jen has added the option of doing a two tone on tone block or using black or white for your background colour. I decided to try the black background and so far am liking it. 
And here are six of my blocks so far. We are well past the middle of the year so you should be seeing your blocks building up.
There are several bloggers showing their spin on the pink block this month. It would be a good one for a charity quilt as there are no points to cut off, just straight stitching. Please visit these bloggers to see how they have interpreted the August block. 

And if that was not enough there are prizes for linking up your finished block. Check these out.

And if that was not enough there are prizes for linking up your finished block. Check these out.

Sponsors July thru September

Quilters Chic - PDF Pattern
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Carole Lyle Shaw - Pattern and Grunge bundle
Quilters Dream Batting - Dream 80/20 - 60" x 60"
The Fat Quarter Shop - Fabric Bundle

Warm Company - Warm 80/20 - 55" x 60"
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But most importantly visit Jen's blog (here) to get your free copy of this block pattern.

Piecefully, Joanne